Conifer trees along a ridgetop completely coated with layers of snow and rime, with a brilliant blue sky behind and a fluffy white cloud near the ground to the right of the trees.

Welcome to the
Flathead National Forest

In the Rocky Mountains of Northwest Montana, just south of the Canadian border, lies the 2.4-million acre Flathead National Forest. With lakes galore, rugged wilderness, wild rivers, over 2,000 miles of trail, campgrounds, ski areas, and year-round beauty, this forest is a premiere natural landscape of the American West. And it's all yours to discover!

Quick Links to Your Outdoor Adventures

Click here to visit the Flathead Avalanche Center for warnings and information Click here to find grooming reports and more for cross country skiing and snowshoeing!Click here to find out more about snowmobiling on the Flathead National Forest Click here to find out more about downhill skiing on the Flathead National Forest Click here to find out how to stay safe by following the regulations while in bear country. Click here to find a cabin to rent on the Flathead National Forest. Click here to find a map to take on your adventures.Click here to find out more about obtaining permits or passes for certain activities on the forest. Click here to find out more about collecting forest products like mushrooms, berries, and more!Get Involved with Forest ProjectsClick here to find even more recreational opportunities on the Flathead National Forest.

 

Explore Our Interactive Fire History Map

North Fork of the Flathead River from FordFire plays a natural role in Northwest Montana's fire-adapted ecosystems, helping shape resiliant landscapes and preventing future catastrophic wildfires. You can now use our interactive map viewer to explore the wildland fire history for the Northern Region of the Forest Service, including the Flathead National Forest.

 

3 Forks of the Flathead Wild & Scenic River Comprehensive River Management Plan

North Fork of the Flathead River from Ford The Flathead National Forest, in coordination with Glacier National Park, has begun the process to prepare a Comprehensive River Management Plan (CRMP) for the 3-Forks of the Flathead River. The river and surrounding lands offer many public recreational opportunities and access to outstanding resources. The CRMP will address the current status of these resources, outline goals and desired conditions, determine user capacities, and create a monitoring strategy and plan to carry forward. Click here to find out more

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